Human Factors Faculty Listing

Susan L. Amato-Henderson

Department Chair, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

Associate Professor of Psychology, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

Graduate Program Director, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

906-487-2536
slamato@mtu.edu
Meese Center 103

Research Interests

  • Motivation Science
  • Self-Efficacy
  • Impact of Values on Behavior
  • Cognitive Dissonance
  • Individual Differences in STEM Learning

Bradley H. Baltensperger

Emeritus Professor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

Research Professor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

906-487-2460
brad@mtu.edu
Meese Center 107

Research Interests

  • STEM Learning and Teaching
  • Teacher Professional Development
  • Earth Science Education

Jason R. Carter

Department Chair and Professor, Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology

Associate Dean, College of Sciences and Arts

Adjunct Professor, Biological Sciences, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

906-487-2994
jcarter@mtu.edu
SDC 231

Links of Interest

Research Interests

  • Autonomic and Cardiovascular Control in Humans
  • Neurovascular Responses to Mental Stress
  • Sleep and Autonomic Activity in Humans
  • Sex Differences and Sympathetic Activity
  • Aerobic and Anaerobic Balance in Elite Athletes

Edward T. Cokely

Associate Professor of Psychology, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

906-487-2062
ecokely@mtu.edu
Meese Center 211

Research Interests

  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Abilities, Biases, and Individual Differences
  • Risk Communication and Informed Choice
  • User Experience and Cognitive Engineering
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology

Adam D. Feltz

Assistant Professor of Psychology and Applied Ethics, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

906-487-1132
adfeltz@mtu.edu
Meese Center

Research Interests

  • Moral Psychology and Disagreement
  • Individual Differences
  • Applied Ethics
  • Group Interaction

Kedmon N. Hungwe

Associate Professor of Teacher Education, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

906-487-1966
khungwe@mtu.edu
Meese Center 210

Research Interests

  • Sociocultural development perspectives in various contexts, including work, school, and informal settings. My current focus is on youth and adolescent development in relation to societal change.
  • Science education
  • Information and communication technologies
  • Development of spatial visualization abilities

Myounghoon "Philart" Jeon

Assistant Professor of Applied Cognitive Science and Human Factors Program

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Computer Science

906-487-3273
mjeon@mtu.edu
Meese Center 207

Research Interests

  • Human-Computer Interaction/ Interaction Design
  • Auditory Displays/ Sonification
  • Affective Computing/ Emotional Design
  • Automotive User Interfaces
  • Assistive Technology for Special Populations

Robert R. Johnson

Professor of Rhetoric, Composition, and Technical Communication, Humanities

(906) 487-3236
rrjohnso@mtu.edu
Walker 303

Links of Interest

Specialties/Activities

  • Writing historical nonfiction and cultural histories
  • Developing technical communication theory
  • Teaching usability theory and methods
  • Rhetorical criticism
  • Technical writing

Karla Saari Kitalong

Professor, Humanities

Director of Composition & Michigan Tech Multiliteracies Center

(906) 487-3254
kitalong@mtu.edu
Walker 103

Links of Interest

Scott A. Kuhl

Assistant Professor, Computer Science

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

Faculty Advisor, Husky Game Development Enterprise

Area of Expertise

  • Computer Graphics
  • Virtual Environments
  • Human Perception

Eugene Levin

Associate Professor, School of Technology and Program Chair, Surveying Engineering

Director, Integrated Geospatial Technology Graduate Program

Faculty Advisor, Digital Mapping Enterprise

906-487-2446
elevin@mtu.edu
EERC 220

Research Interests

  • Integrated geospatial technologies for sustainable development
  • Mobile mapping platforms for geographical and environmental studies
  • SAR- and LIDAR-based remote sensing and GIS
  • Geosensorics, real-time networks of geosensors
  • Human-computer symbiosis for knowledge extraction and expertise transfer
  • Visual perception in remote sensing and GIS
  • 3-D geospatial visualization and augmented reality
  • Visual and automated feature extraction in multispectral and hyperspectral image interpretation
  • Geospatial-sensor modeling and calibration
  • Image processing and automated feature extraction from aerial and satellite imagery
  • Automated systems for vision-based autonomous navigation and control of manned/unmanned robotic platforms
  • Image fusion and analysis
  • Photogrammetry of aerial and high-resolution satellite imagery

Teaching Interests

  • Earth observation systems
  • Geodesy
  • Photogrammetry
  • Geospatial technologies, data, and systems
  • Global positioning systems
  • Remote sensing
  • LIDAR-, SAR-/InSAR-based remote sensing
  • Geospatial 3-D visualization
  • Geospatial imaging: perception and interpretation
  • Introductory and advanced GIS
  • Spatial analysis and modeling
  • Spatial decision support
  • Cartography and cybercartography

Michele H. Miller

Professor, Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics

Adjunct Professor, Materials Science and Engineering

Peace Corps Master's International Coordinator
Engineering Education Innovation Research Group Director

906-487-3025
mhmiller@mtu.edu
MEEM 904

Links of Interest

Areas of Expertise

  • Grinding
  • Precision Engineering
  • MEMS
  • Human Factors

Research Interests

  • Vibration assisted grinding and water-jet assisted grinding
  • Wheel wear and wheel loading mechanisms
  • Machining of ceramics
  • Machine tool dynamics
  • Optical micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS)
  • Human factors in design

Shane T. Mueller

Assistant Professor of Psychology, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

906-487-1159
shanem@mtu.edu
Meese Center 203

Research Interests

  • Computational Modeling
  • Recognitional Decision Making
  • Perceptual and Memory Processes
  • Representations of Cultural Knowledge

Amlan Mukherjee

Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

906-487-1952
amlan@mtu.edu
Dillman 201J

Links of Interest

Research Interests

  • Planning and decision making in infrastructure system management
  • Develop models and implements simulations that can aid decision makers assess design alternatives and explore what-if scenarios

Robert Pastel

Associate Professor, Computer Science

Adjunct Associate Professor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

Faculty Advisor, Humane Interface Design Enterprise

906-487-1639
rpastel@mtu.edu
204 Rekhi Hall

Links of Interest

Area of Expertise

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Mobile Device Application Design and Evaluation
  • Usability Modeling and Evaluation
  • Usability Modeling and Evaluation
  • Computer Science Education

Kelly S. Steelman

Assistant Professor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

906-487-1730
steelman@mtu.edu
Meese Center 102

Research Interests

  • Basic and applied attention
  • Models of attention
  • Human performance in aviation
  • Instructional design
  • Display design

Charles Wallace

Interim Department Chair, Computer Science

Associate Professor, Computer Science

906-487-3431
wallace@mtu.edu
205 Rekhi Hall

Area of Expertise

  • Sotware Requirements
  • Human-Centered Computing
  • Communication in Software Development
  • Formal Methods
  • Software Engineering Education

Paul Ward

Adjunct Professor of Psychology, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

906-487-2065
pward@mtu.edu
Meese Center 105

Research Interests

  • Study of Expertise
  • Perceptual-Cognitive Skills
  • Training
  • Skill Acquisition
  • Applied Cognition
  • Cognitive Engineering
  • Human Factors
  • Sports Science